Set Plans

Blake had his plan. He had saved and patiently sought out the best deal available. He was finally going to own a boat. It had been a difficult endeavor. Every time he was ready to seal a deal, the door slammed shut. Someone else beat him to it, his truck had a flat, or one of his kids had an event. After he purchased the boat, it had one problem after another. He was sunk! What was happening?!

Sailboat

Sometimes we are so set on our plan, we forget to seek God’s will for our life. Whether we are flat out on the wrong path or going the wrong direction, God may be trying to get our attention. I am not saying we should not own a boat or that every problem is evidence that we have done something wrong. Many times, trials are simply opportunities for spiritual growth. But, when we feel like we’re being swamped by a surge of continuous whitecaps, we may want to stop and re-evaluate our decisions and plans. Continuing to sail onward in stubbornness causes us to miss out on God’s peace and blessings.

Sailboat in Storm

Instead, we should go to the ultimate Planner. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart’” (Jeremiah 29:11-13).  And, remember to, “… seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). Hmm, may we plan on seeking His plan.

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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